Daniel Vaughn

Daniel Vaughn is the magazine’s Barbecue Editor.

In a former life, the Dallas-based Vaughn was an architect and a mere barbecue hobbyist, eating, reviewing, and writing about smoked meats for his popular blog, Full Custom Gospel BBQ. Then, in March 2013, hobby turned to profession, as he became the country’s one and only barbecue editor.

His first book, The Prophets of Smoked Meat: A Journey Through Texas Barbecue, was released in May 2013 by Ecco, Anthony Bourdain’s line of books.

Articles by Daniel Vaughn

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Koko Ramen

Jan 30, 2018 By Daniel Vaughn

Quick study Cade Mercer's pitmaster background brings the smoke to this Japanese staple at his new food truck in Waco.

BIg Cat BBQ
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Big Cat BBQ

Jan 26, 2018 By Daniel Vaughn

With a new smoker named Bocephus, and another on the way, the inspiring James Jones keeps improving his game in Cedar Park.

Nelsons BBQ
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Nelson’s BBQ

Jan 18, 2018 By Daniel Vaughn

With a sandwich like the Nasty Nate and impressive barbecue, this one-man show in San Antonio has earned a loyal following.

Black Board Bar-B-Q
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Black Board Bar-B-Q

Jan 17, 2018 By Daniel Vaughn

Write it down: This new Sisterdale joint, which does more than barbecue, picks up where the memorable Maywald's left off.